Tuesday, November 4, 2014

#22 is #1 - Now and Forever

I am two and one-half times older than she is.  Tragically, Lauren Hill will not get the chance to ever bridge that gap.  

She is just nineteen years old.  She is a freshman at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a member of the women's varsity basketball team.  She wears jersey #22.  And she is dying.   

Death is coming for Lauren Hill with relentless, merciless intensity.  She has been diagnosed with only weeks to live.  And instead of shutting down and giving up, she is living every moment.  She knows what is coming for her.  She refuses to let it own her.  She refuses to allow it to define her. 

She scores.  We all win.  And thanks to her courage, her legacy shall live on long after cancer has taken her life.  A remarkable young woman.  Simply remarkable. 


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